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|Born||Alexandra Huntingdon Tydings
December 15, 1972
Washington, D.C., USA
|Years active||1993 – 2008|
|Spouse(s)||Ben Luzzatto (? - present)
Alexandra Tydings Luzzatto (born Alexandra Huntingdon Tydings on December 15, 1972) is an American actress, best known for her role as Greek goddess Aphrodite on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess.
Tydings was born December 15, 1972, in Washington, D.C. She has four sisters and one brother, and is the granddaughter of former Maryland senator Millard Tydings. She is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School and Brown University, with a degree in film and critical theory. Her mother is Terry Huntingdon Miss USA 1959.
Tydings counts Katharine Hepburn and Kevin Spacey among her favorite actors, and most enjoys the research and collaborating process of acting; auditioning is her least favorite. She competed in Irish dancing as a child, and dance led to performance of all kinds; in addition to acting, she was the singer and bassist of bands Annabelle Kickbox and She's Seen You Naked.
Tydings is married to Ben Luzzatto, and they have two daughters; Ruby (born June 17, 2004) and Emerson (born June 4, 2006).
After graduating from Brown University, Tydings moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. She starred in several indie films (Alice, Angst), and eventually landed a recurring role on New Zealand television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, amongst guest roles on several television series.
Currently, Tydings lives in Washington, D.C., where she has been teaching rock'n'roll yoga since 2005. She began as a student in the 1990s, and received the idea of playing loud rock music during class from a former instructor in Los Angeles.
|1993||Walking on Sunshine||TV pilot|
|1993||Red Shoe Diaries||Cecelia
|Episode: "Love at First Sight"
Episode: "Burning Up"
|1995||Vanishing Son||Tina||Episode: "Win, Place or Dead"|
|1996-1999||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Aphrodite||9 episodes|
|1997||Party of Five||Kerry||Episode: "Handicaps"|
|1997-2001||Xena: Warrior Princess||Aphrodite||11 episodes|
|1998||Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus||Aphrodite (voice)||Video|
|1998||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Katherine (voice)||Episode: "Porkules"|
|1998||Hotel del Sol||Nina||TV pilot|
|1999||Dodge's City||Cricket||TV pilot|
|2001||Sheena||Elena||Episode: "The Treasure of Sienna Mende"|
|2002||Another Pretty Face||Jill Trent||TV movie|
|2008||Wire, TheThe Wire||Arts Editor||Episode: "React Quotes"|
- Rudnick, Bret Ryan (February 1, 1998). "An Interview with Alexandra Tydings". Whoosh.org. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- Murphy, Amy (October 1, 2001). "Inside the Head of Alexandra Tydings". Whoosh.org. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- Murphy, Amy (August 1, 2003). "Inside the Head of Alexandra Tydings: Third Time's the Charm". Whoosh.org. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- Beckman, Rachel (December 18, 2005). "Rock-and-Roll Yoga Instructor". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- Official Alexandra Tydings Website (not updated since the early 2000s)
- Alexandra Tydings at the Internet Movie Database